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Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

Being self-employed has many advantages — the opportunity to be your own boss and come and go as you please, for example. However, it also comes with unique challenges, especially when it comes to how to handle taxes. Whether you're running your own business or thinking about starting one, you'll want to be aware of the specific tax rules and opportunities that apply to you.

Understand the self-employment tax

When you worked for an employer, payroll taxes to fund Social Security and Medicare were split between you and your employer. Now you must pay a self-employment tax equal to the combined amount that an employee and employer would pay. You must pay this tax if you had net earnings of $400 or more from self-employment.

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Nash Road Accident

Nash Road Accident

Wheatfield, NY - On Wednesday May 10, 2017, at approximately 1100 hours, Niagara County Communications received several 911 calls reporting an injury accident on Nash Road in the Town of Wheatfield involving a school bus and another vehicle. Patrol units responded and found the bus on the west shoulder, and the other vehicle in a driveway on Nash Road. The investigation reveals that a northbound vehicle slowly started to drift into the southbound lane, sideswiping the school bus. The vehicle, driven by Donald McGuire Jr, 36, from Ransomville, continued northbound striking a Verizon pole and then coming to rest in a driveway just north of the pole and against a fence. McGuire was transported by ambulance to Mount St Mary's Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.

MI5 Releases A Statement on Manchester Attack

MI5 Releases A Statement on Manchester Attack

Everyone at MI5 is revolted by the disgusting terrorist attack in Manchester last night. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims, the injured and everyone affected by it.

Our teams have been working with the police through the night to assist the investigation. We remain relentlessly focused, in numerous current operations, on doing all we can to combat the scourge of terrorism and keep the country safe.


Andrew Parker
23 May 2017

Niagara County Sheriff's Department Cites Alledged Welfare Cheats

Niagara County Sheriff's Department Cites Alledged Welfare Cheats

LOCKPORT: Sheriff James R. Voutour announces the arrests of the following individuals on welfare fraud related charges in the City of Niagara Falls this week:

Cheryl Ninham, 55, of Niagara Falls, was charged with ten counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st degree and Grand Larceny 4th degree. Ninham has a return court date of June 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.in Lockport City Court.

Alan Grounds, 55, of Niagara Falls, was charged with three counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st degree and Grand Larceny 4th degree. Grounds has a return court date of June 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Lockport City Court.

Jennie Hauck, 52, of Niagara Falls was charged with Grand Larceny 4th degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st degree. Hauck has a return court date of June 14, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.in Lockport City Court.

All three defendants were released on appearance tickets.

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Niagara County Sheriff Request Asistance / Information Missing Person

Niagara County Sheriff Request Asistance / Information Missing Person

Request for assistance in locating Tamiyah Penn

 

Date of Birth:  11/21/2004

Race: Black

Gender:  Female

Height:  5’2’’

Niagara County Sheriff Request Asistance / Information Missing Person

Niagara County Sheriff Request Asistance / Information Missing Person

 

                              Niagara County Sheriff's Department Request for assistance in locating Erika Burr

 

Date of Birth:  04/16/2001

Race: White

Niagara County Sheriff Announces Attempted Burglery Arrest

Niagara County Sheriff Announces Attempted Burglery Arrest

LOCKPORT: Sheriff James R. Voutour announces the arrest of Hugh R. Jackson, 61, of Gasport on charges of attempted burglary in the second degree, possession of burglar's tools, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and possession of marihuana. Jackson attempted to force entry into a residence on Locust Street when he was observed by the homeowner. The homeowner called 911 as Jackson fled the scene on a bicycle. Multiple Niagara County Sheriff and State Police patrols were dispatched. The suspect's bicycle was located in the 6300 block of Hamm Road and a track was immediately started by Lieutenant James Hildreth and K9 Taz. K9 Taz tracked Jackson to an area of a nearby bike path approximately 700 yards behind George Southard School where Lt.